Feast of live music, food and beer at Paisley Food and Drink festival

Live music, great beer and delicious food are all on the menu at the upcoming Paisley Food and Drink festival.

The two-day event is returning later this month for the first time since 2019 and organizers have scheduled a mouthwatering lineup.

Organizers have teamed up with Renfrewshire CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) once again this year to host a dedicated Beer Tent as part of the Festival grounds.

The marquee will be located at Bridge Street in the town center and will have around 48 cask conditioned ales and craft beers available, including vegan and gluten free options.

Stephen Murphy, of Renfrewshire CAMRA, said: “We’re really happy to be coming back to Paisley Food and Drink Festival. We’ve got some really exciting beers from all over the UK, including six brand new beers from Northern Ireland which have never been featured in Paisley.

“The Champion Beer of Scotland will also be presenting on Friday night. So, we encourage everyone to come along to the Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent and try something new. ”

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The Festival, which takes place on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April, will see around 30 street food traders, licensed bars, music and entertainment in the stunning surroundings of Paisley Abbey.

As well as the Renfrewshire CAMRA Beer Tent, Paisley venue The Keg will also have a special stage and bar at the Festival, featuring a bumper program of live music across Friday and Saturday – including Paisley favorite Tom Urie.

Nicole Kilday, John Crainie, Cindy McKendrick, Patricia Lynch and Eleanor Ryan at Café Fairfull, Paisley

Talented local musicians will take to the stage throughout Friday evening, while Saturday’s line-up is packed with great bands, cover acts and solo performers, including singing sensation Tom Urie and his Piano Jukebox – a popular favorite at previous festivals.

Trevor Mills from The Keg said: “This year, we have a fantastic line-up to showcase what The Keg is all about – and even though we are primarily a rock bar, we really do have something for all tastes over the weekend.

“To have original acts like MrdB and AMA Jane before they go on tour is a real treat. We have great bands like Canyon and Paisley Favorites Proposal, as well as Warren Capaldi and our Green Day tribute act headliner, which we feel is a perfect way to give a taste of what we are all about to those who may not have stopped by The Keg before.

“Tom Urie, who has been a long-time supporter of us, will be a hit on Saturday afternoon with his Piano Jukebox. It’s sure to put huge smiles on faces – something we can’t wait to see again now events like this are returning. “

The festival live stage will also have music and entertainment across Friday and Saturday.

The opening night’s music is programmed by The Rum Shack, with their resident DJs and festival favorite Samson Sounds. Then, on Saturday, Paisley’s famous The Bungalow venue will bring a top line-up to the live stage, featuring local music groups, a ceilidh, big band numbers, rock and pop covers and much more.

Craig Corbett and Billy Kinnear of Paisley band MrdB with (front) Heather McKenzie and Trevor Mills of The Keg, Paisley

A host of Renfrewshire-based businesses will also showcase their wares at the festival, including Café Fairfull.

Cindy McKendrick from the cafe said: “We’re thrilled to be a part of this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival and we’ll be bringing lots of tasty treats for visitors to enjoy. We’re making everything fresh from our bakery here in the heart of Paisley. ”

There is still time to sign up for hands-on food and craft workshops for children and families, including chocolate making and painting terracotta pots.

Paisley Food and Drink Festival takes place from 4pm – 10pm on Friday, April 29 and 12pm – 9pm on Saturday, April 30.

List of traders at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2022:

Brew, Brigston & Co, Café Fairfull, Chocoworks, Churros Barcelona, ​​Fizzbuzz Prosecco Truck, Flip N Fast, Fries Guys, Funky Fudge, Gatehouse Coffee Roasters, Greek Street Food, Lebanese Street Food, Legends of the Dark Gods, Paisley Drinks Co, Porelli Loop and Scoop, Pure Coffee Roasters, Rainbow Turtle, Renfrewshire CAMRA, Scozzesse Pizza, The Keg, The Rollin Pig, The Rum Shack, Threepwood Fayre, West Coast Coffee, West College Scotland.

Platform traders at Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2022:

Freddy & Hicks, Hector & Harriet, Kochchi, Mosquito Spanish Bites, NomNam, Shawarmarama, Snarling Hog, Stag Bites the Hog, The Peruvian.

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